Best deviations of the week 28Best deviations of the weekBest deviations of the week 282 years ago in Personal More Like This
Alice: Madness Returns by AnnaProvidence:thumb382465800:Romics Spring 2013 Domenica 43 by LarsVanDrakeHakuryuu - Magi The Labyrinth of Magic by Midgard1612Lightning Cosplay-Still your mind,move on instinct by cyberlightRirichiyo Shirakiin by MonicaWosBRAVE - MERIDA by Pugoffka-samaX-Hinoto by nyakusikHakuryuu - Magi The Labyrinth of Magic by Midgard1612[FFXIII] Look at the fireworks by YunaB-RabbitTale about us by SaokoTaiBloodThirsty Alucard-Hellsing by Jack-Dan
I'm going to SALON del MANGA de Barcelona FAIRHi guys, I'm going to the convention in Barcelona http://manga-xix.ficomic.com/ OCTOBER 31ST TO SUNDAY NOVEMBER 3RD 2013. This is the first time when Im going to the festival abroad (don't mention the festivals and conventions in Russia and Belarus) I hope I can find new friends. Maybe I'll find some of my watchers on this convention. I'd be happy to meet, to communicate or to make photos.I'm going to SALON del MANGA de Barcelona FAIR2 years ago in Personal More Like This
Ahri Cosplay Walk Through - League of LegendsHi guys!Ahri Cosplay Walk Through - League of Legends2 years ago in Deviant Events More Like This
I thought it would be a good idea to go through and make a journal entry on how to make an Ahri cosplay. OR pretty much just how I did it
*** This is just a tutorial on her TOP. There will be another tutorial on her tails, hair, and shoes and skirt. ***
What you will need:
*3d model is GREAT. I loved having it, since I used her in game art that is! But keep in mind there are differences in the in game models and in the splash art! I use this one ---->
*About 2 yards of your choice of white and red fabrics. I used silk because I really liked the way they looked- it was a little harder to cut because it frays a little- but I like the way it turned out.
* Red and white thread.
* Sewing machine
* Red zipper
(1) You will start by constructing a pattern out of poster board. Allow yourself a few inches on the sides for cutting and for sewing. (You also have the option of making the chest a bit bigger if you feel like be
Why it's Vanille x Hope for meAfter my last essay, I decided to springboard off my paragraph about Hope and Vanille and go into why I like them together so much. This is my opinion. If you think you might not like something here, there's a back button for a reason. But don't be afraid to read on, either...Why it's Vanille x Hope for me2 years ago in Personal More Like This
Let me start off by saying that I didn't like Hope all that much at first. People kept saying he was a whiny emo kid and, having not played the game yet, I believed 'em. Then I played the game and read other stuff and saw hey, he actually behaves like a fourteen-year-old kid. OH DEAR ME. It's not exactly common in the series for people to act their age, so this is probably why it and all the other characters threw so many people off. They all acted their age. Except maybe Fang, she was a little more mature. But I digress.
I've been following this couple for a long time. So long that I don't even remember where it started. It probably started with th
The end...of the Chronicle of a Translation!Hello everyone.The end...of the Chronicle of a Translation!1 year ago in Personal More Like This
XANA creatures! Wow!
Today is a very emotional day seeing as the English "Chronicle of a translation" project is reaching its end! Finally we've caught up with the amazing progress done by our French counterparts and can now draw the entire project to a close (well, aside from future updates with proofreading and corrections…). Today, we're giving you both chapter 19 AND the epilogue of book 4, "The Army of Nothing", PLUS the illustrated images from the centre of the book (just before chapter 9)!
With these two chapters, two adventures come to an end.
On one hand, the Code Lyoko Chronicles. We've sufficiently sang its praises… This long-awaited sequel to Code Lyoko that sticks to the cartoon far better than Code Lyoko E
Ahri Cosplay - Tails TutorialHi again loves!Ahri Cosplay - Tails Tutorial2 years ago in Art Features More Like This
So sorry it's taken me so long to post on here for the next section on the Ahri cosplay. I have already done a tutorial on her sleeves, skirt and her top. I started her tails first and finished them last because well, they were rather frustrating, and I am in the process of reworking them. Once I completely finish my rework on her tails, I will post another how to!
As always, the pictures will be numbered ;3
What you will need:
*At the very minimum you will need 2 yards of white fake fur. I am lucky enough to have an enormous fabric place called Fabric Depot which has it's own section for fake furs! I got one that was long, straight, soft and beautiful! Fake fur can be pretty spendy, I got mine for 29.99 a yard (1)
*Firm Foam (I cut mine appropriately) (2)
*Stuffed animal stuffing
*Industrial Strength Velcro
*Some fabric or a small belt.
*Some hot glue and a hot glue gun
*Some (preferably) white velcro
First you will decide how large you want your t
Ahri Cosplay - Sleeves TutorialHello again!Ahri Cosplay - Sleeves Tutorial2 years ago in Art Features More Like This
This is the tutorial for the sleeves of her dress. It is debatable whether or not her sleeves are attached to her top or not. I personally made them separate because It would be even more constricting than it already is XD. I would have liked to made the top of my sleeves a little bigger and I may redo them- but that's for something else. :3
In my first initial post about Ahri's top I posted a picture of the patterns I made, the stencil on the left is the one I made for the sleeve. I know it looks big, but it should! You want to leave enough room at the top and the bottom of the sleeve so it will flair out.
--- As always, pics coordinating with numbers! <3 ---
What you will need:
* Red fabric (I used satin)
* Red thread
* A strip of your white fabric
* Your fabric paints
* Paint brushes and some water/ a paper towel or two
* Optional; Wire (used to shape the top of the sleeves)
First you will make your pattern, measure the top of your arm and stretch it out so that you
How to get noticed on deviantART!:faq56:How to get noticed on deviantART!2 years ago in Deviant Events More Like This
I've had many people ask me this question so I'm going to elaborate the best I can.
As the FAQ above states, to get far on deviantART you HAVE to give feedback to get it. It's almost virtually impossible for you to get noticed without doing any of that. I learned that after a year of being here.
This is something that you will have to do in your dA lifetime in order to find your inspirations and be able to learn new techniques. When on the front page of deviantART it's probably the most diverse amount of artwork you'll see! Ranging from pixels to sculptures, tattoos to anime to poems, there has to be at least one that can catch your eye! There are millions of deviants here and even more submissions! Try searching for artworks that please you. You can even have a randomized search by using stuff like the random d
Today's Headlines From The News Desk 3-24-15Today's Headlines From The News Desk 3-24-157 months ago in Art Features More Like This
Today’s Headlines From The News DeskMarch 24, 2015
Fox announced today that its seminal sci-fi series The X-Files will return for a six-episode special season. The series will begin production this summer, and Chris Carter, Gillian Anderson, and David Ducho
FFXIII-2 Lightning ~*The Chest Armor*~On today's update of Lightning progress, I would like to share with you a couple of DO's and DON'TS for this armor.FFXIII-2 Lightning ~*The Chest Armor*~4 years ago in Personal More Like This
I would also like to direct your attention to :iconyuurisan-c-chan: who has started writing her own helpful tutorial on Lightning's Valkyrie Armor. Her work is really stunning and I highly recommend the tips and tricks she provides.
And for those of you wanting to cosplay Serah from FFXIII-2, yuurisan's twin :iconYuuri-K-sama: has also written a great tutorial. CHECK THESE OUT. YOU WON'T REGRET IT.
Anyway, yesterday I began work on the front chest piece for Lightning, and let me just say, it was a bit of a learning experience. I knew what I was getting into but I didn't know how to go about some things a certain way. It's kind of that thing... "Hey, I think this will work great this way." But it really doesn't go exactly how you envisioned it. This is one of the ways:
As you can see in the image above, I assumed that wiring would be best to make the ribbed cu
Ahri cosplay- Skirt TutorialHi again guys!Ahri cosplay- Skirt Tutorial2 years ago in Art Features More Like This
Here is the tutorial for the skirt. I started similalarily to how I did with the top- But first! Let's talk supplies.
You are gonna need:
*White fabric (I used some satin)
*Fabric paint- I use Jacquard brand - Gold an a red. (5)
*Paint brushes of all sizes- primarily smaller and thinner ones.
*White thread of course
----I will correspond the bottom pictures with the points below----
You can start by taking your measurements- using the pattern method from the shirt create a pattern. Make sure to make the pattern about 2 inches larger than you are to allow enough space for sewing/breathe room. It is also important that you make sure to make the top layer of the skirt larger at the bottom so that it sticks out in the nice points like she does in game
I made my skirt in 2 different pieces. The top half and the bottom half.
1) First I will talk about the bottom half of the skirt;
I first created two pieces to sew together in the front and the back (The seems wil
Animarathon / Ohayocon SkitLots had been going on! :icondizzyplz:Animarathon / Ohayocon Skit7 months ago in Personal More Like This
Animarathon last weekend was great! We went in our RWBY Cosplays as Ren, Nora, and Penny! The Penny cosplay was a new creation, and turned out super adorable! I am hoping she will let me upload a picture of it to show you guys. (I took a few on my phone.) I wish we had taken a group picture. I'm going to be searching the internet to see if anyone uploads any pictures that they took of us at the con. I'm not too worried if I can't find any though - I forgot the black undershirt for my costume at home! It was a stupid mistake. Overall though, we had a great time! If you don't know Animarathon, it's a tinny con, but it's a lot of fun, and only $5! The only problem I had with it is that they FORGOT a room for the masquerade, which was dumb. I got to see :iconzulayawolf: zulayawolf's AA table, and I bought some adorable Zelda stickers f
Con-Report: JapanWeekend Madrid (SPAIN) + pics!Hello everyone <3~~Con-Report: JapanWeekend Madrid (SPAIN) + pics!3 years ago in Personal More Like This
I'm back from Madrid in Spain and have some photos and stories to share with you. Watch only the photos or read my crap as well haha XDDD it's all up to you <3.
First of all, it was CRAZILY COLD!!! OMG x.x....it was like 5°C, but the crazily ICY wind made it ways colder.
The day we arrived, we had a really lovely dinner together with our friends from WCS Team Spain 2012 (<3!!), KamuiCosplay and her husband and met some new Spanish friends <3. Thanks a lot to Alberto to organize this dinner *hugs*.
First convention day! I wore my new Archbishop costume from Ragnarok Online together with Elffi as Shura
(I'm still not confident with my costume ;O;, but I had much fun wearing it ^^).
We went to a photoshooting with our sweet photographer Taichia (https://www.facebook.com/TaichiaPhotography?fref=ts) who tried her best to take some pretty shots during a very gray and windy day >___
New Feature For March 2014.New Feature For March 2014.2 years ago in Personal More Like This
This group focuses on encouraging artists.
Another feature of amazing artworks from our very talented members, which I hope everyone will enjoy and be inspired by. Our membership is steadily approaching 3,500 and our galleries as I always write, contain even more amazing and inspirational art, which is well worth viewing.
The primary focus of this group continues to be digital painting and digital drawing, which should be submitted to the 'Featured 5' folder. This group also accepts and has folders for animation, designs and interfaces, deviantWEAR, pixel art and pixel animation, vector and vexel artworks, comic strips, pages and panels, matte painting, mature content, mixed media, mixed media - 3D, 3D art, commission information, tutorials and resources, announcements and also wallpaper submissions.
As always, I would like to congratulate the members on the continuing high quality of their artworks, which are always a pleasure for m
Best deviations of the week 16Best deviations of the weekBest deviations of the week 162 years ago in Personal More Like This
Roma Comics Games 2013 Sabato 36 by LarsVanDrakeGuilty Gear X - Dizzy by rolan666No.6: Happy Birthday, Shion by general-kuroruMell: Midorima Shintaro by mellysaInapproachable by WackelPTime passes by by N-Y-0Kurapika - Hunter X Hunter by PriSuicunBe my wife! by WackelPLost wife by VerrettAdekan: Bird of paradise by AstarohimeSora the Poet - Opera Eternita by oShadowButterflyoMadoka Kaname - so live each moment like your last by MizukishouReal Emotion - Battle Stance by xRikku-chanxSmile by Fi-chan1991[Utena] I will protect you, forever by YunaB-RabbitRoma Comics Games 2013 Domenica 22 by LarsVanDrakeBlessing by GT18Umineko no Naku Koro ni: Maria Ushiromiya by AshitaroFinal Fantasy Type-0 Class Zero by DigitalHikariKnight Of The Empire by AmethystPrinceDo you see me for me? by vietgirl018Mirai Nikki - Gasai Yuno by Xeno-Photography
[WINNERS ANNOUNCED] STEAMPUNK CONTEST!To all participants - thank you so much for your entries, especially the fanart entries. I love each and every single one of them, and they all have a special meaning to me. All fanart will be posted on the Steampunk Syndicate facebook page, and the official blog/site. Without further ado, here are our winners![WINNERS ANNOUNCED] STEAMPUNK CONTEST!1 year ago in Deviant Events More Like This
FANART PRIZE WINNER:
I love all the fanart I received for this contest,
every piece was unique, but I absolutely
adore all the details put into this picture!
There's so much attention to detail with the
original character references, and some added
extras as well, and overall so many little bits
and pieces about this picture that I just fell in
love with. I think this place is well deserved.
Arvatzc , keep an eye on your inbox, there's
a pair of steampunk goggles with your name on!
1000 Watcher Giveaway! [CLOSED]EDIT 2: THIS GIVEAWAY IS NOW CLOSED!! PLEASE DO NOT SUBMIT ANY MORE ENTRIES! THANK YOU!1000 Watcher Giveaway! [CLOSED]3 years ago in Personal More Like This
EDIT: I will not be replying to your comments/questions directly on here since I don't want to mess up the count when I do the random drawing =]. Thanks ahead of time for the congrats!
I have reached 1000 watchers and I just wanted to say THANK YOU SO MUCH for all of your support! When I first started positing works on dA, it was mostly just as a hobby/photo journal for myself and it is very encouraging to see so many of you liking my art =].
To show my thanks, I'd like to do another giveaway! Again, many of you have said you'd like to try your hand at making clay miniatures, so the following shall be the prize:
- 5 blocks of clay (black, white, blue, red, yellow)
- 1 xacto knife
- 3 miniature glass bottles with corks
- 3 miniature plates
- A baggy of misc. items: some flat toothpicks*, some sl
Design An OC Contest [CLOSED, JUDGING IN PROCESS]---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------Design An OC Contest [CLOSED, JUDGING IN PROCESS]3 years ago in Personal More Like This
Draw some cute neko boys doing whatever you want in my OTHER contest here: http://strxbe.deviantart.com/art/ANOTHER-CONTEST-OTL-333723329
(it ends on January 6th! 650points and art for first place, as well as a FREE icon raffle even if you don't enter!)
EDIT: a total of 400points has been donated to the prizes by anaracorra
THE TOPIC OF THIS CONTEST IS TOOOOOOOOOOO.. design a new OC for me to use as my own, alongside my own OCs. This means that I will ADOPT the design from the winner(s) and they will have an active place in one of my pre-existing OC's stories/lives/etc. I will not be adopting this OC just to throw them in my OC pile and be forgotten, lol.
"So, what kind of OC do we need to make?"
I have made this contest a bit more flexible, allowing it to be easier for animal-artists to join as well
FANART CONTEST1st FANART CONTESTFANART CONTEST4 years ago in Personal More Like This
About the Contest
This is a fanart contest for the original manga project JINN. The submission for the contests should be in the form of wallpaper/banner images and will be using the characters from the series. The winning pieces will be treated as commissions.
EDIT: You can use any visual medium of your choice, traditional, digital, paintings, sculptures e.t.c
The stacks of prizes are as follows:</i>
1st place: $150 US
2nd Place: $75 US
3rd Place: 24 month subscription - $59.9 US
4th place: 12 month subscription - $29.95 US
5th place: 1600 points - $20 US
Remaining 5 runner ups: 3 month subscription - $7.95 US
How to Enter
1.) First draw/make an art using any number of the characters shown below. To find out more about the characters and how they relate to each other you can click on
Cosplay Friday: AvengersCosplay Friday: Avengers9 months ago in Art Features More Like This
Cosplay Friday: Avengers Assemble!
by emmagucci, AnyaPanda, dextructive, Letaur, RisingParadise, captainjaze
First introduced by Marvel in 1963, The Avengers was Jack Kirby and Stan Lee’s superheroic response to the success of DC Comics’ Justice League of America.
In the original comic the founders of the superhero team were Thor, Iron Man, Hulk, Ant–Man, and The Wasp who came together to defeat the evil god Loki. The 2012 live–action Avengers movie loosely based on Marvel
Best deviations of the week 19Best deviations of the weekBest deviations of the week 192 years ago in Personal More Like This
[WCG '07] Enma Ai by rosukumaROLW: Deedlit and Ashram. Hinode 2013, WCS-Russia by ElenaLeetahFinal Fantasy Type 0 - Ace :: 01 by soulCeruleanRydia by adaman77Dragon Age II - Lady Hawke by The-KiranaMiku Hatsune - a fine memory of lightwaves by MizukishouSword Art Online - Silica by Xeno-PhotographyMiku - Song is my Soul by vaxzonebayonetta cosplay by aoi-takamuraRurouni Kenshin - Kenshin by Xeno-PhotographyChange by SandLionCurse[WCG '07] Uncertain Future by rosukumaPanty Stocking Garterbelt - Stocking Original suit by rolan666hunter x hunter by PriSuicun:thumb352200602:
(Update) Photomanipulation Secret Santa 2014UPDATE: To give more people an opportunity to join, the new and final deadline to sign up will be December 1st.(Update) Photomanipulation Secret Santa 20141 year ago in Deviant Events More Like This
If you can spread the word, it will be highly appreciated.
- - - - - - - - - -
It seemed like many were interested, so here it is!
What is a "Secret Santa"?
"...a Western Christmas tradition in which members of a group or community are randomly assigned a person to whom they anonymously give a gift." (Wikipedia definition, so I didn't botch it ) However, in this particular event, you will be personally sending your gift to your assigned person, so you're only anonymous up until then.
The only media being used is photomanipulation. All skill levels are welcome. As always, all stock must be legitimate (nothing from Google images, etc.)
To enter, please send a note (no comments on this journal will be accepted). Make sure to include themes, colors, genres, etc. that you enjoy. P
Devious Journal EntryA lot of people aks me to write some random entries about China and etc, so I try me best after I pass (or no -_-) my exams...Devious Journal Entry4 years ago in Personal More Like This
Now only one thing.
I CAN DO MAGIC
Ok, I think there are al ot of people who want to know how this water magic was done
I will made Christmas gift for you all and explain it C: Its not that hard as it seems.
When I write Kirana e-mail what she need to take for this shoot, it was something like "You need 1 pound of floor and 10 small balloons. No. 20 are better." So, how it was done? We put water in 2 balloons and Kirana stand still, Ten and Fei pop balloons with needles after mine "1,2,3!!!" and in that second I took photos. Easy and hard at the same time.
I will give few advices. We tried to use stick with needle, but it was too lame. It made only a small hole and water pop out like...well...it wasnt cool at all. So much better do it with hands using some strength. Also its really hard for mode
Mara's Contest - info and prizes updatedWell....not really I just called it that so the song would get stuck in your head for the rest of the day :icontrollfaceplz:Mara's Contest - info and prizes updated4 years ago in Deviant Events More Like This
What kind of contest is this, then? It's the kind where I shamelessly bribe you to draw my OCs in exchange for swag! But before we get to the delicious bait of my artistic trap, let's have a look at the rules and characters...
(je peux uploade une version francophone pour le concours si tu ne comprends pas cette version. Envoyez-moi une note).
Your entry must include one or more of Acaciathorn's OCs (more details just below).
You can use any art medium - digital, traditional, sculpture, photo manipulation, 3-D render, whatever - as long as it follows rule number one. You cannot, however, submit poetry or prose. Sorry!
You can enter as many times as you want in as many categories as you want. just don't hurt yourself
Follow basic Deviantart etiquette: no art theft or traces, please!